Heart Association announces e-cigarette policy

The American Heart Association issued new policy recommendations today on the use of e-cigarettes and their impact on tobacco-control efforts. The guidance was published in the association’s journal, Circulation. Based on the current evidence, the association’s position is that e-cigarettes that contain nicotine are tobacco products and should be subject to all laws that apply […] [Read More]
Categories: e-cigarettes

NAMI support group meets in Seymour

The Connecticut chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness has eight support groups in the state, including one that meets at the Shady Knoll Health Center in Seymour. The group, open to anyone, meets regularly on the first and third Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For details, call 203-592-9843. Groups […] [Read More]
Categories: mental health, Seymour

Breastfeeding support group in Trumbull

Bridgeport Hospital’s free breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 3, and Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the hospital’s outpatient campus, 5520 Park Ave., Trumbull. The group is facilitated by a certified lactation consultant. Mothers can attend as many meetings as they wish and are […] [Read More]

Breast cancer support group in Milford

Meetings of the Milford Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group are held the first Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Auditorium A at Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., Milford, CT. The meetings are free of charge and open to the general public. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept. 3. For […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Milford
The Southwest Connecticut Women's Expo at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport last year. This year's expo takes place in September.

St. Vincent’s Women’s Expo to take place in Bridgeport

The second annual St. Vincent’s Southern Connecticut Women’s Expo will take place September 27 and 28 at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. This event is expected to attract thousands of women looking to shop for the latest products and services in fashion, beauty, health, wellness, nutrition, fitness, financial planning, careers, home decor, automobiles, gifts, […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Access Health CT teams with NBC for informational videos

Access Health CT, Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, has partnered with NBC Connecticut to educate consumers about important health care coverage information. Access Health CT employees are featured in a series of “Connecticut Spotlight” videos explaining key issues Connecticut residents need to know about enrolling in quality, affordable health care coverage. “Since open enrollment ended, many […] [Read More]
Categories: Access Health CT
Fitness director Cindy McGuire, right, leads an exercise class for people living with Parkinson's disease at The Watermark 3030 Park Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn., on Thursday, October 3, 2013.

Parkinson’s support group, fitness class in Bridgeport

On Thursday, Sept. 11, The Watermark at 3030 Park will host its monthly Parkinson’s support group meeting, along with a Parkinson’s fitness class.The support group will take place at 10:30 a.m., and fitness classes will take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:45 p.m. at the senior living community, located at 3030 Park Ave. on […] [Read More]
Categories: Parkinson's Disease

Children’s health and safety fair in Shelton

The 13th Annual Children’s Health and Safety Fair will take on a Family Carnival theme, providing free food, fun and games along with a variety of health, wellness and safety programs and displays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, One […] [Read More]
Categories: General, pediatrics, Shelton